City to build 9 new computer buildings
To fully implement the city’s Wireless Internet-based Governance System (WINGS) Project, the city is set to construct nine more computer buildings in nine elementary schools here.
Edilberto Peralta Jr., Executive Assistant V said the modern computer buildings are expected to rise starting this year.
Peralta, who is in-charge on the implementation of the city’s flagship projects, said the city government has already invited prospective bidders for the construction of said buildings.
According to city budget officer Rowena F. Ruiz, the city had earmarked P 6M pesos in this year’s annual budget for the realization of said project.
She said the construction of a computer building cost P992, 177. 68 which will be taken from the city’s Special Education Fund (SEF).
Among the schools that will soon have a new computer buildings include Balayang Elementary School (ES), Dulacac ES, Landoc ES, Lucap ES, Maawi ES, Cayucay ES, Pangapisan ES, Tanaytay ES and Sta. Maria ES.
"The computer buildings, once completed, will enable the city to finally connect all the public elementary and high schools here to the city’s WINGS program," said Engr. Roel Añonuevo, city planning and development coordinator.
“This will soon provide our school children and our teachers better access on wide range of information via the internet which was never before experienced in the city,” he added.
The out-of-school youths, Overseas Filipino Workers, farmers, fisherfolks and barangay folks will also benefit from the program.
WINGS Project is one of the major components of the Braganza administration’s “Bright Child Program”.
The project seeks to improve the quality of education and the delivery of services to the cityfolks and at the same time enhances the level of governance of the city.
All of the city’s 43 public elementary and high school are covered by the WINGS Project.
Other components of this very noble initiative include the City Expanded Scholarship Program, the City Expanded Feeding Cum Livelihood Assistance Program, Computer Literacy Assistance Program for the city’s out-of school youth, the Inter-School Learning Activity Challenge, the City Comprehensive Sports and Youth Development Program, Health & Nutrition Development, Social Welfare Development, and Civil Registration.
To date, all public high schools in the city namely Alaminos City National High School, Alos NHS, Polo NHS, Cayucay NHS, San Vicente NHS, Inerangan NHS, and Telbang NHS now enjoy free broadband internet access.
The city government has also purchased and received computer donations from benevolent entities here and abroad and started training teachers on basic computer course and internet use. (CIO)